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Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop

2018 Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop

August 27 - September 7, 2018

Hosted by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with Northwestern University Libraries and MAD Studio—the Media and Design Studio—of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.


Northwestern’s Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop brings together humanities faculty, librarians, and technologists for a two-week intensive and collaborative experience in developing digital humanities pedagogical and research projects with meaningful roles for students. Each year the workshop provides five Northwestern humanities faculty with the opportunity to learn and grow technology skills; think critically about digital information, tools and culture; conceptualize and collaborate on research and pedagogical projects; and participate in interdisciplinary seminars and discussions.

The workshop is open to professors and associate professors; assistant professors and continuing lecturers (with Chair approval). Application is by proposal (usually during spring quarter), and participants receive a $3,000 stipend. Workshop details, alumni, and past projects are at

We define digital humanities broadly as humanities scholarship that utilizes computational methods and/or digital tools to advance research and curricular projects. Methods and tools include but are not limited to: digital mapping, electronic textual analysis, digitization and archiving of materials, data visualization techniques, 3-D representation, and interactive digital media including game-based systems.

2018 Participants

César Braga-Pinto Assoc. Professor & Chair, Spanish & Portuguese
: Lusophone African Writers Archive

Averill Curdy Assoc. Professor of Instruction, English
: Pickpockets, Poets, and Other Sad Marvels of City Life

Dominique Licops Assoc. Professor of Instruction, French
Project: Mapping and Visualizing France’s Transnational Identities

Elvia Mendoza Visiting Assistant Professor, Latina & Latino Studies
Project: Fugitive Si(gh)tings: Feminist Aesthetics of Resistance & Survival

Sara Monoson Professor, Political Science (Chair), Classics, Philosophy
Project: Socrates in the Vernacular

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